Roast Chicken and Veg

Week Four Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

This challenge has really opened my eyes to how much of food we both eat, and spend on. It felt restrictive to me to shop with a R1,000 budget even though I managed to still cook balanced and healthy meals and we were short of nothing. That being said, there are 14 million people going hungry every day in South Africa. I can’t even comprehend … Continue reading Week Four Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Week Four – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

This budgeting business is definitely getting easier. It also helps to shop at the same store because I know more or less the cost of groceries at Food Lovers Market now so when I plan the meals I can balance out the cost of ingredients through the week. Here is my Meal Plan for Week 4 I spent a total of R991,10 on groceries today … Continue reading Week Four – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Loaded Mac and Cheese

Week Three Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

I can (almost) confidently say that meal planning is now a habit for me. I love having a list of what to cook instead of standing in front of the fridge and tying to come up with a balanced meal every day. Besides saving money, this whole process is really saving me time. If you ignore the time it takes to take pics and upload … Continue reading Week Three Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Fit like Mummy

Natasha (Also known as Fit like Mummy on Instagram) is one of those mums who seem to live 30 hour days. She works full time in the aviation industry, runs at least one 5km race a week, plans interesting family excursions (regularly!), motivates her kids to excel at their talents and does some crazy Pinterest mum stuff. I thought she was pretty amazing before she started her … Continue reading Fit like Mummy

Under construction

Not too long ago I wrote a post about how desperately I needed a physical makeover. I may be a Stay At Home Mum but I am really tired of looking like the clichè. If you know me personally you know that I like to be organised and have a plan of attack. Since time is no longer on my side I have settled for a … Continue reading Under construction

Does anyone have a time machine I could borrow?

I have had the shittiest five days. Actually, make that ten days. Let me explain.  Our ‘family-time week’ was taken over by grocery shopping, blog interviews, school drop offs and pick ups, hellish traffic in Fourways (wtf!!a 10 min drive took an hour!!) and car shopping every damn day. Poor J went from dealership to dealership trying to find a car that fitted our budget … Continue reading Does anyone have a time machine I could borrow?

The unnecessary shame of bedwetting

Is your child a bedwetter? Were you? Do you feel embarassed to answer these questions? Embarassed to even be asked? I would have…before I attended the Drynites event. I went expecting a pleasant morning out and a distraction from my usual day to day but I actually left with a change in mindset. I don’t know a single parent who looks forward to changing sheets and pjs … Continue reading The unnecessary shame of bedwetting

What I eat now?

Omg. I hear this from my toddler every half an hour. This is not an exaggeration. She will eat a banana for breakfast and as soon as she chews the last bite I hear “what I eat now?” Or ten minutes after we eat lunch. Or two minutes after I give her a snack! What the hell man! Then she tries to con me by … Continue reading What I eat now?

The mirror never lies…

…but it also doesn’t tell the full story. I was getting ready to have a shower earlier today and I looked in the mirror just before getting in. I still get a shock to see my gigantic tummy that looks like its been stuck onto me. Then I took a moment to really look.  I have a lot more stretchmarks this time around. I am … Continue reading The mirror never lies…